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Massimiliano Papis

Max Papis, 1996. Copyright Brian Brown, 2010. Used with permission.

Max Papis, 1996. Copyright Brian Brown, 2010. Used with permission.

Max Papis, Indianapolis 500, 2011. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2012. Used with Permission.

Max Papis, Indianapolis 500, 2011. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

03 Oct 1969
Como

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

7 (1995)

F3000 starts:

17 (1993-1994)

Indy 500s:

2 (2002-2008)

Long-time based in the US, Max has been in CART, ALMS, Grand-Am, NASCAR's Nationwide Series, trucks and even the Whelen Euroseries, and now also the United Sportscar Championship. He also managed to fit in Auto GP and V8 Supercar appearances during this time. Papis, who is married to Emerson Fittipaldi's daughter Tatiana, got into Formula 1 after a brief spell as test-driver for Lotus and decent F3000 performances, but his career was destined for America very shortly after his time at Footwork Arrows. Max also runs a steering wheel company that is specifically geared towards NASCAR teams and cars.

Biography last updated 21 Feb 2015